Spring 2022 Shuttle-UM Service Expectations

Shuttle-UM
Students
Faculty and Staff

Published Thursday, January 20, 2022

As always, delivering safe and efficient service to the community is our priority. We are aware that some transit providers in our area are experiencing service reductions due to increased rates of absenteeism associated with COVID-19, so Shuttle-UM is prepared to make adjustments to Shuttle-UM service if doing so becomes necessary. 

Any changes to our bus schedules will be shared via NextBus in-app notifications and on our Spring 2022 semester service alert page.

Passengers should always be aware of the many area transportation options, including: 

  • Local or regional transit: Many other transit providers run bus routes or trains that service our area. Please review the transit providers’ websites for the most current information about their service.
     
  • Local walking and biking paths: The Capital Trails Coalition map shows a network of multi-use trails around campus and throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan region.
     
  • Veo e-bike and e-scooter share: Veo offers a pay-per-ride fleet of e-bikes and e-scooters on campus and in the City of College Park and the Town of University Park. Get started by downloading the Veo app.
     
  • UMPD 24-Hour Walking Escort Service: UMPD provides a 24-hour walking escort service on campus for all members of the campus community. Call 301-405-3555 to request an escort.
     
  • Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH): Provided through Commuter Connections, GRH offers employees who carpool or take transit at least twice a week, a free and reliable ride home when one of life's unexpected emergencies arise. Commuters may take advantage of GRH up to four times per year.
     
  • Campus parking permits: Student resident and commuter permits are available for Spring 2022. Employee permit options include annual permits, 2-day/3-day permits and daily permits. 

Measures for preventing the spread of COVID-19 remain in place on Shuttle-UM buses. Everyone aboard Shuttle-UM vehicles, including those who are fully vaccinated, is required to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth. Passengers must board and exit buses using the rear door only.